Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Water Resources
03-September-2012 15:42 IST
Water Level of Bhakra Reservoir
As informed by the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), Bhakra reservoir level was about 60 feet less in June-July 2012 and 50 feet in the month of August as compared to corresponding period in the year 2011 due to deficient rainfall.

Filling period of the dam is from 21st may to 20th September every year which is not yet over. Impact, if any, on the crops in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan will depend on the availability of storage after September 20th in the Reservoir.

An advisory to the states has been issued on 9th July 2012 by the Ministry of Water Resources for judicious use of available water in the reservoir and for using ground water to meet situation to the extent possible.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Water Resources and Minority Affairs Shri Vincent H. Pala in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.